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  • dannyt

    I like this as a graphic and some of the advice is great! However I do wonder what the would-be self-help bike mechanic would do once the problem or errant part has been identified. Also the bit about the chain - I think this refers to a fixed gear system as opposed to a derailleur system. In the latter, chain tension is set automatically by the derailleur...so the advice would be to check that the chain tensioner springs back on gear changing. Bikes are more complicated than they seem at first ;)

  • Adele Peters

    It's really embarrassing how long I've been riding a bike (basically my whole life) but haven't learned how to do even simple repairs. Ever. Thanks for sharing this!

  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    I need to get on this. My bike has been sitting outside, rusting away. Thankfully places like The Bike Kitchen in LA have helped me set my bike up in the past! With this, now I can do it on my own!

  • Rodrigo Mejia

    Great list. New and experienced riders should also invest in a multi-tool. They're pretty cheap and flexible to tote around.